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It's an age-old dilemma: When copy editors are doing their jobs well, you'll never see it. So how's an editing student to make an impression on a potential employer? Here's how.

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Now that mobile has become a key delivery platform, students need to learn how to use their cell phones to gather information as well as receive it. Here's one nifty way to do it.

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Putting course materials on a outside server such as Blogger, instead of the university server, offers several advantages, such as larger file storage and student access after graduation. Come to think of it, there's also no need for the professor to rebuild a course site should he or she leave the university. Check this site for some great resources as well.

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Here's a great structured way to teach students how to use Twitter as a communication tool - and, quite likely, show their boss their value as an intern or new employee.

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The Web takes the print concept of "points of entry" to an entirely new level. It's another way to help students understand what it means to engage the audience.

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How many facts does a story need before it's ready to be published online? This exercise uses a real-life example of a developing story to walk students through the decision-making process.

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Even if future copy editors won't be working with HMTL or editing video, they could be creating online presentations. This exercise helps them think beyond words and photos.

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Getting your students online can be an early lesson in self-editing.

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Students need to develop an instinct for "referential journalism," or when to reference additional information through links. Try this exercise to start.

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It's easy to integrate podcasts into almost any journalism class. Here are a few ideas.

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One assignment, one lesson? Hah! Here's a way to let an online assignment do double duty.

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They’re a cheap and easy way to encourage students to share ideas, force them to write regularly and give them a measure of control over their education.

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Here's another way to help students experience the realities of online editing: Have them create and maintain blogs on topics they choose.

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All teachers know that making the assignment is the easy part. Grading those assignments, however, is another story. Here are some ideas on how to evaluate student blogs.

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